One day about two weeks ago, I went to clean the banister and decided the paint was too chipped to bother cleaning, so I removed it. I figured I would repaint it, but then I mentioned to my husband the idea of finding a new banister as we always hated that one. (It was a pathetic, scrawny wrought iron thing).
Last Saturday we went to House Parts and Re-House and as we were leaving Re-house unhappy with the colonial wooden banisters we saw, and Allen noticed this blue steel rail , we bought it and within the week he had cut and welded it to fit our stairs! The blue is almost an exact match to the walls - but we are going to live with it for a while and then decide how to have the surface.